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Spigelia anthelmia

Spigelia anthelmia L.

West Indian Pinkroot

Loganiaceae (Logania family)


USDA Symbol: SPAN4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Low hammocks, beaches, disturbed wet prairies, weedy roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Spigelia anthelmia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Spigelia anthelmia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Spigelia anthelmia


Record Modified: 2020-12-10
Research By: CBR

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